—Photos by Paul Miller
Although traditional eggnog certainly has its place at our winter table (especially when spiked with bourbon), ’tis time you made a fresh round of cold-weather cocktails part of your holiday traditions. We asked local bartenders to reveal the best not-nog concoctions on their menus. The picks all...
—Photo by Rachel Adams
While there’s no shortage of cocktail bars with a theme—be it a Prohibition-era speakeasy, a tiki hut, or dark jazz lounge—it can be nice to escape to a bar that is simply that: a bar. Occidental, Sean Kenyon’s newly opened LoHi spot, takes the hospitality and quality of cocktails provided by...
September 22 2015, 10:30 AM
The Seventh Son is not your average tequila cocktail.
It’s fitting that National Tequila Day should fall on a Friday. Sure, there are margaritas and palomas (don't miss the one at Osaka Ramen) to be had, but the cocktail we'll be sipping is the Seventh Son (pictured) from Sean Kenyon at Williams & Graham....
July 24 2015, 10:30 AM
The author's husband and a Basque family friend at Dickens Cockteleria
For years, my husband’s go-to cocktail has been a gin and tonic. He picked it up from his Dad, a sailor. Even with that justification, I long pooh-poohed such a simplistic choice. It wasn’t until we travelled to San Sebastián, Spain, a few years back that I began to appreciate his love of the two-...
May 7 2015, 10:30 AM
Sean Kenyon, owner of Williams & Graham, stands outside his LoHi bar. —Photo by Aaron Colussi
This article is part of our Best Bars 2015 feature. Find the official 5280 list of the city's best watering holes, trending cocktail ingredients, essays on the makings of a good bar, drinking alone, and more at 5280.com/bestbars2015.
In October 2014, LoHi...
January 30 2015, 11:47 AM
—Photograph by Aaron Colussi
—Illustrations by Peter James Field
1. For honey syrup, add 1 part honey to 1 part hot water by volume. (For each drink, you’ll need 1/8 ounce honey added to 1/8 ounce water, but it makes sense to make the syrup in bulk.) Stir.
2. Combine 1½ ounces Spring44 Old Tom Gin, ½ ounce Leopold Bros. New York Apple Whiskey, ¼...
Williams & Graham bar team (from front left, clockwise): Christina Andrews, Lauren Motil, Nicole Laurita, Donnell Cowell, Sean Kenyon, Sam Johnson, Jason Patz.
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Yesterday, Williams & Graham was named one of the World's 50 Best Bars, becoming the first Denver spot to make the list. We caught up with lead barman and co-owner Sean Kenyon to talk about the prestigious award.
5280: What does it mean to you for Williams...
October 10 2014, 9:00 AM